We are various opportunities to join our Inclusion Service to support young people within the community.
A place of opportunity where all children and young people are happy, healthy and achieving.
In North Yorkshire we believe that every child should have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Our Children and Young People's Service
Our children and young people's service brings together education and children’s social care to provide joined up, integrated services for children, young people and their families.
The key objectives of the children and young people's service are set out in "Young and Yorkshire 2", the Children and Young People's Plan under three key strategic priorities:
- Ensuring that education is our greatest liberator, with a greater proportion of pupils attending a good or outstanding school or setting;
- Helping all children enjoy a happy family life, with a safe reduction in the looked after child population;
- Ensuring a healthy start to life, with more children and young people leading healthy lifestyles.
The plan has been written for all children, young people and their families in North Yorkshire. It was written by the North Yorkshire Children’s Trust, a partnership that represents all the agencies working with children and young people across the county.
The Inclusion Service works in partnership with all schools and settings within North Yorkshire. We aim to ensure that children and young people with special education needs and disabilities and social, emotional and mental health needs achieve in education and are able to live fulfilling lives.
We plan to make certain high quality local provision meets the identified care and educational needs of these children and young people. It aims to strengthen choice, control and influence for parents / carers, children and young people as well as improving educational outcomes.
This may involve children excluded from school where they will receive their education in their home until another provision has been made to get the child back into mainstream school or a young person who due to medical reasons cannot access mainstream education for a period of time.
Find our current vacancies and apply below.
Role: SEN Caseworker Officer
Salary: £30,451 to £32,910 per annum pro rata
Hours: 37 hours
Location: Harrogate / Ripon / Knaresborough / Craven
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing multidisciplinary SEND team. We are passionate about promoting high aspirations and expectations for children and young people and we are looking for two SEN Caseworkers to join us as we champion the needs of children and young people with high need SEND (0-25) and their families.
As SEN Caseworker Officer you will work with children and young people and their families through the statutory assessment process for SEND. The role will involve communicating effectively and working collaboratively with a variety of partner agencies and organisations both internally within North Yorkshire County Council and externally to co-ordinate Education, Health and Care Assessments and Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) in line with statutory guidance.
The ideal candidate will have experience of working with children and young people with SEND or additional needs in children’s services including; management of cases with complex legal, professional and ethical issues including case conferences and other statutory processes and procedures. You will be responsible for managing a caseload of children and young people either with EHCPs or undergoing statutory assessment whilst providing professional expertise around the SEND process and relevant legislation and guidance. You will be focused on achieving positive life outcomes for children; establishing respectful, trusting relationships with children, young people, their families and carers.
We would encourage applicants to contact Alison Hall on 01609 534745 or by email email@example.com for an informal conversation.
- Closing date: 11.59pm 25 September 2020
- Interview date: week commencing 5 October 2020 (via Skype)
Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post.
We are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies.
We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Project Lead – North Yorkshire Coast Opportunity Area
Location: Flexible with regular travel across Scarborough, Whitby and Filey
Salary: SM1 - £48,000 to £55,840
Fixed-term, one year contract until 31 August 2021 – secondments welcomed
‘A better education means giving every child and young person the chance to reach their full potential.’
The North Yorkshire Coast Opportunity Area is now in its fourth year and forms part of the DFE agenda on further raising education standards and social mobility in areas of the country - ours is across the North Yorkshire Coast (Scarborough, Whitby and Filey). Our focus is on improving early years education, boosting literacy and numeracy skills and helping more of our secondary schools become good and outstanding. This is underpinned by key projects, which help to support and achieve this.
Our coastal area includes seven secondary schools across Whitby, Scarborough and Filey and a University Technical College (UTC) based in Scarborough. Over the last three years a sense of collaboration and teamwork across all schools, Headteachers, Trusts and the Local Authority has been embedded and we are now seeing our vision of ‘Supporting Social Mobility through Education’ become a reality.
A key project for our fourth year is to continue to work together to make sure that all our students thrive in their education. We recognise that for some of our children growing up across the coast is not easy, and together we are tackling the underlying reasons why children can become disengaged with education and school and be subject to fixed-term or permanent exclusions. This includes looking at the support and help around social and emotional health/wellbeing for children and their families, and providing a tailored coastal whole-school approach to improvement. This is where you come in!
We are looking to appoint a Project Lead who will lead on further reducing the number of fixed term and permanent exclusions across the OA, and build strategies that our schools and services can access and implement successfully.
• Build a framework of inclusion in our schools that is based on mutually respectful relationships
• Review behaviour and inclusion strategies with our schools to make sure they are the best they can be
• Build the capacity of our schools and their teams so they are able to respond to and meet the needs of children and young people who are facing challenges
• Provide appropriate support for families to support the needs of their children; and work in partnership to develop a curriculum offer for children and families to access
Work has already started on this key project and you will be able to access our network of Headteachers and our Lead for Social, Emotional and Mental Health that will all support your work and allow you to quickly make an impact.
As this can be offered as a one-year secondment until the end of August 2021, we actively encourage interest from current middle and senior leaders with relevant experience to apply. If you are looking for an opportunity to develop your skills in the education sector, and lead a project with a national-profile and that will have significant impact for young people, then we would love to hear from you.
What we are looking for:
• A colleague who has comprehensive knowledge of the SEN code of practice and understands the current SEN provision and accountability frameworks our schools and settings are working within.
• Comprehensive knowledge of the SEN Code of Practice.
• A colleague who has experience of intervention programmes and teaching and learning strategies ideally within their current or previous roles
What we can offer
• Professional development opportunity to develop your leadership and management skills by leading a national project
• An opportunity to gain exposure to different schools and bring these skills back to your school/role
• Benefits package through NYCC which includes agile working and technology to allow you to do your best work
Given the current COVID situation, essential visits only to schools and key stakeholders will take place by following appropriate risk assessments. We very much support agile working across our organisation allowing you to work from home and other NYCC bases, subject to business requirements.
- Closing date: 2 October 2020
- Interview date: 13 October 2020 (Via Skype)
If you can help us make a difference to young people - we want to hear from you.